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1 Managing Your Digital Profile How can you manage your online profile in order to ensure that when people (including potential funders, collaborators, etc.) Google you, they find useful information about your professional activities? 1 Brian Kelly, UKOLN

2 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk Twitter: #ukoln Managing Your Digital Profile Brian Kelly UKOLN University of Bath Bath, UK UKOLN is supported by: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 licence (but note caveat) Blog: Acceptable Use Policy Recording this talk, taking photos, discussing the content using Twitter, blogs, etc. is welcomed providing distractions to others is minimised. Acceptable Use Policy Recording this talk, taking photos, discussing the content using Twitter, blogs, etc. is welcomed providing distractions to others is minimised. ORCID: LinkedIn: ukwebfocus

3 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 33 You are free to: copy, share, adapt or re-mix; photograph, film or broadcast; blog, live-blog or post video of this presentation provided that: You attribute the work to its author and respect the rights and licences associated with its components. Idea from Cameron Neylon Slide Concept by Cameron Neylon, who has waived all copyright and related or neighbouring rights. This slide only CCZero. Social Media Icons adapted with permission from originals by Christopher Ross. Original images are available under GPL at:

4 About This Session This session will: Describe ways of managing one's professional digital profile. Cover general services such as LinkedIn together with services of particular relevance to researchers, such as Google Scholar, Academia.edu, ResearchGate and ORCID. Describe ways in which other Social Web tools can be integrated with these services. Provide an opportunity to discuss potential risks and concerns and ways of managing such concerns. 4

5 Your Interests? What: Specific tools and services General issues would you like to see addressed? Which tools do you currently use for raising your professional profile? What concerns do you have? 5

6 The Aims & Opportunities A summary of the aims: You want potential collaborators, funders and employers to easily find information about you and your previous work You want your previous work to be easily found and for this to provide access to your current activities A summary of the opportunities: We work in a digital environment We work for a Googleable organisation: ‘UKOLN’ rather than ‘bath’ Our outputs are (mostly) publically available We have time to enhance our digital profile 6

7 Building Your Professional Presence 7 Now mainstream (though arguments about terminology New Librarian’s Symposium, Queensland, Feb 2013

8 Your Personal Professional Brand 8 CriticalSteph: good example of a consistent digital brand.

9 Your Personal Professional Brand CriticalSteph: good example of a consistent digital brand. 9 CriticalSteph’s consistent brand

10 Everyone Uses Google! Google search for “John Smith, Bristol” 10 Google search for people often find LinkedIn profiles

11 LinkedIn Google search for an academic: Andrew Ravenscroft who visited India recently (to advise on elearning strategies) 11 Importance of LinkedIn

12 Getting the Message Across Kirsty Pitkin’s LinkedIn profile 12 LinkedIn

13 Getting the Message Across Kirsty’s LinkedIn profile 13

14 Getting the Message Across Kirsty’s LinkedIn profile 14

15 Getting the Message Across My LinkedIn Profile 15 LinkedIn works because: It’s Google-friendly (HTML SEO techniques) It’s popular: lots of links = improved Google-ranking It works

16 LinkedIn Notifications You can receive notifications 16 You can also change preferences, update privacy settings, … On December 11, 2012, you'll be getting the new LinkedIn profile, which has a simplified design, provides deeper insights, and surfaces new ways to connect and build relationships. You'll also be one of the first to preview a new way to showcase rich content on your profile -- like presentations, videos, documents, and more.

17 Opus 17 Opus UKOLN staff would be expected to make significant use of institutional repository for hosted full-text items Survey in June 2011 showed 43% full text items (only ~7% for Bath)

18 Opus 18 Opus Important to have papers, reports, etc. in managed environment e.g. Opus.

19 Opus 19 Opus Connections are important: for people and for Google

20 Opus’s Limitations “http://opus.bath.ac.uk/view/divisions/ cent=5Fukoln.html#group_D - are only current employees indexed? What about browse?” When staff leave, their ID ( address) is deleted. Content available, but no ‘owner’ information. Therefore need to manage ‘ownership’ information (e.g. using LinkedIn, …). 20 Opus

21 Academia.edu 21 Academia.edu

22 Academia.edu 22 People do use it to find research papers (either directly or via Google)

23 ResearchGate 23 Researchggate ResearchGate: another list of research publications https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Brian_Kelly/

24 ResearchGate 24 To date Opus has hosted content & these services have had links (avoid fragmenting usage stats). Now feel content should ideally be replicated (lockss).

25 Mendeley 25 Lot of buzz about Mendeley

26 Slideshare 26 Slideshare Using Slideshare can help ensure: Your presentations are available & embeddable Evidence of reuse is available But Stats may be flawed Links may be spam!

27 Who Am I? Where Am I Now? 27 ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID): New open approach for associating research content with researcher 30 seconds to create Can be empty or private (used for workflow) Longer to add content! (Unless content imported from elsewhere e.g. Scopus) My ORCID: https://orcid.org/ Or !

28 Scopus 28

29 Microsoft Academic Search 29 Microsoft Academic Search provides nice visualisations – but data flawed!

30 Microsoft Academic Search 30 You can edit data (but my corrections aren’t being displayed)

31 Microsoft Academic Search 31 If you don’t sign up, you’ll still probably have an (incorrect) account

32 Google Scholar 32 Google Scholar is better!

33 Google Scholar 33 Google Scholar is better!

34 Google Scholar 34 You should claim your profile while your institutional address is valid.

35 Google Scholar 35 You can also receive alerts of new citations

36 Google+ 36 Don’t ignore Google+ My account: https://plus.google.com/u/0/ / Or (http://gplus.to/briankelly taken :-)

37 Google+ 37 Manage contacts in Circles

38 Google Hangouts Video-conferencing 38

39 Google+ For Sharing 39 Google+ is part of the resource-sharing environment

40 Facebook 40 Mainly used for ‘friends’ – but friends may also: Work in the sector Know of jobs, opportunities, … Remember Facebook is very popular! You can automatically post content from blogs, Twitter, … to Facebook (LinkedIn,..)

41 You can’t ignore Twitter! Twitter 41

42 Twitter Works For Professionals Mellisa Terras’ blog post on how Twitter increases downloads for peer-reviewed papers 42 Other potential areas for such use of Twitter Promoting your project outputs Promoting events …

43 Understanding Twitter (1) Applications such as SocialBro provide an understanding of how Twitter is being used 43 Most tweet daily Most follow >100 Most tweet <5 times 1329

44 Understanding Twitter (2) 44 Crowdbooster is a free Web-based Twitter analytics tool Note this is the ‘potential’ no. of impressions. Reality will be much less!

45 Using Twitter (For The Sceptic) Not a natural Twitterer, but see benefits? Have an avatar (portrait, animal, hobby) 45 Grow your community (cf the conversations you miss) Participate in hashtagged events so likeminded people see you exist Share links to resources you care about (your stuff; stuff you’re reading) Favourite tweets (so others can see you’ve done so and maybe then follow you)

46 Understand Twitter Interactions message (can be delivered by SMS) 46 New followers: which should I follow back? The tweets which have been retweeted (RTd) Tweets which have been favourited (bookmarked)

47 Storify Twitter now plays a key role in many events we as a remote event amplifier using Storify. 47 Can help understand a community (e.g. CERIFiers) Who are the key players? Who should I follow on Twitter?

48 RebelMouse 48 RebelMouse shows the content of links you tweet (a personalised newspaper)

49 Tweetchats #uklibchat Tweetchats take place fortnightly on Tuesdays from A #uklibchat on “Innovative use of Technology in Libraries” took place recently Look at the archives to see what you missed. 49 See blog post on “#uklibchat, #ECRchat, #PhDchat, #Socialchat and Other Tweetchats”

50 50 Lanyrd: your online presence at events

51 Being Seen as an Expert 51 Services such as Quora, Library Stack Exchange, etc. enable you to gain a reputation in your area of expertise.

52 Being Seen as an Expert Pete Cliff’s profile on Libraries Stack Exchange 52

53 Open Badges Open badges blog post 53

54 Concerns, Risks, … Concerns: I haven’t got the time I’m worried about privacy Social media is about LOL cats, … I don’t like Google, Fb, … - I’ll stick with identi.ca, … … Risks: Risks of being stalked, content stolen, …. Risks of not understanding the risks and practices 54 Note also: Risks of not raising one’s visibility Competition from others Missing the low-hanging fruit

55 Questions 55


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